We've all heard the words, "publish or perish," when it comes to academic careers, but what about an independent writer? After all, you have to publish to get readership, and you have to keep publishing if you want to continue to have readers. So, how often do you need to publish a book to keep your writing career alive?Read More
Infinity's Blog for Authors and Writers
Most people make resolutions about the personal changes they want to make in the new year: lose weight, save money, spend more time with the kids. These are all great ideas, but they're aimed at improving your personal life. What about your life as an author? This list of authors' resolutions gives you seven different new habits to form that will take your writing career to the next level.Read More
Originally published on hazelandwren.com
by Sonja Hegman
When we’re children we dream of being artists, cowboys, astronauts, and princesses, but we never follow through with those things. We’re told they’re foolish goals. We’re told that artists starve and that you must be a royal to become a princess. (But now there’s Kate Middleton who’s given a new generation some hope.) Regardless, we’re told to find “real” careers.
So what is a “real” career? To my family, writing was always the thing I’d do until I figured out my life plan. When they learned I was contemplating law, they couldn’t have been happier. “That’s a good, solid career right there,” they said. And yes, in college I did have a brief moment where I pursued media law, but writing still called to me.